I have to admit I have become a little obsessed with Liberty of London fabric. I have been getting a monthly bundle of Liberty from Ava & Neve and every time I get a new package I get excited all over again to use them to make something beautiful. (I extra love that though Ava & Neve are based in my home town of Brisbane but they ship to the US for no extra cost).
I have become bundle addicted and I stalk the post box at the end of each month waiting for the next hit… it is such a great way to get a good stash of Liberty lawn without to much expenditure… and I have also become obsessed with using as much of the fabric as I can, resorting to saving little tiny pieces that with quilting cotton I would usually throw out.
This week my Liberty obsession manifested itself in the form of a hexi pillow…
This lovely pillow used 75 different one inch hexagons of Liberty on a background of Essex Linen…
I used Nicole at Modern Handcrafts modern hexagon tutorial to make the pillow. This tutorial is fabulous and I love the easy at which the hexagons are attached… there is no hand sewing the suckers together, just glue.. lots and lots of glue.
The pattern also allows you to play with how you layout the hexagons. I choose to taper my hexies off at the edges of the pillow…
I so loved this pillow that I have started another Liberty pillow… so stay tuned for next weeks installment of “Cath’s Liberty Obsession”.
26 thoughts on “Liberty Love…”
Wow that is impressive!
Love all those hexies!!! What a great way to show off so many Liberty lawn fabrics in a small project….they are all so distinctly displayed, without running into each other. Having even that tiny space between the hexies give each fabric breathing room!! Love the finished pillow…
Thanks for sharing!
Fabric is awesome! Love the way the quilting makes the hexies ‘pop’. Well done!
I LOVE this – what a knock-out! I do not need to collect another square millimeter of fabric in this lifetime or the next, but damn, you make this enticing! Excellent presentation – love your blog – thx!
I love this–I could do this with my 60 degree angle diamonds to make stars. Love Liberty fabrics.
Love your cushion. I’ve never sewn hexies before but I like what you did, without having to sew all those edges together 🙂
WOW! What an awesome pillow. Liberty fabric is so lush….there is a store near me that carries it so I go just to dream and touch it, LOL!! At $45 a yrd, I find it hard to justify. My Kids bought me a Liberty of the month club for 6 months and this was the last month for me (tear running down my cheek). I did find a pattern today that uses Fat 8ths, thinking of using my LOL fabric. Your pillow is gorgeous. TFS!
Do you think Liberty *knows* it’s feeding an addiction in millions of sewing rooms around the world? Are they evil drug lords, or do they suffer the same compulsion as the rest of us to make something lovely? Beautiful cushion! BTW, the Liberty print cushion you gave me is an essential part of my back recovery kit. It goes everywhere to protect my back from whatever I’m sitting against, and has had lots of compliments!
Kate I have been meaning to check in with you for the last week. Email to follow. Hope all is going well.
That’d be lovely. Making progress, just not as fast as I want it to be! Look forward to hearing your news!
Gorgeous! I’m addicted to Liberty Clubs too 😉. At one stage I was getting a monthly selection from both Ava and Neve and Westwood Acres…and buying the occasional scrap bag ( all fat 1/16) from Alice Caroline! 😄
Maria you must have a fabulous Liberty stash.
Embarrassingly so…but it’s my indulgence in my retirement lol.
I. LOVE. THIS! It’s the perfect way to use those precious bits of Liberty fabric. Gorgeous!
I love this so much. Hexies are fun to make, but not so much fun to sew together. Thanks for the idea.
Your pillow is simply scrumptious!
Absolutely gorgeous! I have a few precious Liberty scraps. I love the idea of making hexagons and putting them on something. Thanks for the inspiration!
Your cushion is absolutely stunning! Beautiful hecies and beautiful fabric.
Whoa! That’s just drop dead gorgeous. Your bundle obsession made me chuckle; it’s really so much fun to get those squishys in the mail.
Stunning work on the pillow. Thanks for the info about the tutorial.
I can join you in that Liberty obsession. I get my bundles from Amitie in Melbourne – they are only small and quarterly so I do not feel too guilty. I have made a few local purchases recently too.
That’s really pretty. Nice work!
I love this and I’m so inspired I signed up to receive my own Liberty fabrics!
On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 12:22 PM, WOMBAT QUILTS wrote:
> wombatquilts posted: “I have to admit I have become a little obsessed with > Liberty of London fabric. I have been getting a monthly bundle of Liberty > from Ava & Neve and every time I get a new package I get excited all over > again to use them to make something beautiful. (I” >
This is STUNNING. Love.
Do you just baste the finished hexies to the background fabric? What do you do to keep them so exactly lined up? I love this look! Please help!
Hi. This technique of laying out and glueing hexies was developed by Nicole at Modern Handcraft. You can find her pattern and great instructions on her website http://www.modernhandcraft.com. She even has videos showing how to do it.